Out of the Blue

The last couple of binge-watches for MrsBlue and me were pretty quick runs. We watched The Queen's Gambit, which was pretty terrific. But it was just a miniseries, and the seven episodes went by quickly. We also watched season four of The Crown, which remains as great as always. It certainly circumvents any impatience to have all 10 episodes of the season drop at once, but being able to blaze through them in just a few evenings is a little weird. A year of anticipation quickly transitions to another year of anticipation. I guess that's just about expectations. After all, some movies you anticipate for several years and then they're done with after two hours.

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How Britain Is Reacting to ‘The Crown,’ Season 4 - nytimes
http://archive.today/erAZv
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5 Myths of Chess
The king is the most important piece in chess.
Deep Blue's win in 1997 meant the end of chess.
Chess is dull and unsexy.
Strong chess players see dozens of moves ahead.
It takes genius to win at chess.

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MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 21, 2020, 11:08:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 21, 2020, 03:19:
In my defense, I was living in Japan at the time, pre-internet. So I wasn't getting a lot of news from the States. I was going to Zen temple, practicing Aikido, watching sumo, and buying copies of Computer Gaming World for $20 a pop.

Ah yes, the famous "I was in Japan with no internet" excuse, classic.
I’m gonna pull that one next time somebody razz’es me for not knowing Amelia Earhart is missing.
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jdreyer wrote on Nov 21, 2020, 03:19:
In my defense, I was living in Japan at the time, pre-internet. So I wasn't getting a lot of news from the States. I was going to Zen temple, practicing Aikido, watching sumo, and buying copies of Computer Gaming World for $20 a pop.

Ah yes, the famous "I was in Japan with no internet" excuse, classic.
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jdreyer wrote on Nov 21, 2020, 03:26:
Anya Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy was born in Miami, Florida, the youngest of six children. Her mother is African-Spanish-English and her father is Scottish-Argentinian.
Anya, welcome to the world by being a human "mutt". I'm one myself, six different nationalities in my past.
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MrBone wrote on Nov 21, 2020, 00:17:
The Queen’s Gambit was actually pretty weak. The forced chess aspect really made for a bizarre 7 episodes. Luckily, the main actress is so hot, I overlooked this fact.

Have you seen The VVitch? It's superb.

Also, this tidbit about Anya Taylor-Joy:

Anya Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy was born in Miami, Florida, the youngest of six children. Her mother is African-Spanish-English and her father is Scottish-Argentinian.

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Cutter wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 16:26:

Really? That was huge news when it happened. What did you think happened to him? He just disappeared? That's really weird, JD.

In my defense, I was living in Japan at the time, pre-internet. So I wasn't getting a lot of news from the States. I was going to Zen temple, practicing Aikido, watching sumo, and buying copies of Computer Gaming World for $20 a pop.
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The Queen’s Gambit was actually pretty weak. The forced chess aspect really made for a bizarre 7 episodes. Luckily, the main actress is so hot, I overlooked this fact.
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jdreyer wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 15:48:
My thought is that he's using a tracking drone that follows him down. Since he's flying into the sun, there's no shadow to look for.
I was going to suggest something like that, but the camera angle does not change much (if at all) when he jumps, he should be accelerating appreciably, it is hard to imagine a drone could match the changes in his speed so closely...
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jdreyer wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 13:08:
Was watching some of Dana Carvey's more recent (as in the past few years) Church Lady skits. The man hasn't aged a day. Also found out that Phil Hartman was the victim of a murder suicide! Yes, I'm 20 years late to the party, but it's still kind of shocking. I just assumed he was still alive. Usually violent murder suicides are perpetrated by men, so his death is doubly rare since he was murdered by his wife.

Really? That was huge news when it happened. What did you think happened to him? He just disappeared? That's really weird, JD.

I miss him a ton though. He was one of my favorite comedians. Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer being his best character IMO. That always had me splitting my sides. Always loved Dana Carvey doing George Bush too.
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jdreyer wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 15:48:
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 14:54:
Orogogus wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 14:27:
I don't know anything about the cameras or how these are usually filmed, but it looks like he has a camera on a selfie stick in his left hand, that's being edited out. You can see the shadow of the stick at the beginning and on landing at ~1:11, and I think at 13 seconds the editing doesn't quite catch it and you can see something blurry. You can also see the shadow intermittently on his back and neck while he's in flight.
Yeah, after watching it several times I noticed what looked like the shadow of a camera stick just before the launch and shortly after the landing. Still couldn't figure out if he was holding it or if it was attached to his body somehow as someone noted. it is impressive editing.

You would think if it was a selfie stick, that when he jumps off the cliff and does a backflip, the camera would rotate with him. However, the horizon stays static. Also, a selfie stick would have a fixed distance from the camera to the target, but sometimes he's close and sometimes far away. My thought is that he's using a tracking drone that follows him down. Since he's flying into the sun, there's no shadow to look for.

I think there are stabilizers that solve that problem, or maybe you can tell the 360 camera to keep a fixed horizon. In any case the shadow is clearly visible.

But on further investigation, apparently you get the invisible stick effect just by angling the camera correctly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eoif6FRLrso
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Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 14:54:
Orogogus wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 14:27:
I don't know anything about the cameras or how these are usually filmed, but it looks like he has a camera on a selfie stick in his left hand, that's being edited out. You can see the shadow of the stick at the beginning and on landing at ~1:11, and I think at 13 seconds the editing doesn't quite catch it and you can see something blurry. You can also see the shadow intermittently on his back and neck while he's in flight.
Yeah, after watching it several times I noticed what looked like the shadow of a camera stick just before the launch and shortly after the landing. Still couldn't figure out if he was holding it or if it was attached to his body somehow as someone noted. it is impressive editing.

You would think if it was a selfie stick, that when he jumps off the cliff and does a backflip, the camera would rotate with him. However, the horizon stays static. Also, a selfie stick would have a fixed distance from the camera to the target, but sometimes he's close and sometimes far away. My thought is that he's using a tracking drone that follows him down. Since he's flying into the sun, there's no shadow to look for.
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Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 14:54:
Orogogus wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 14:27:
I don't know anything about the cameras or how these are usually filmed, but it looks like he has a camera on a selfie stick in his left hand, that's being edited out. You can see the shadow of the stick at the beginning and on landing at ~1:11, and I think at 13 seconds the editing doesn't quite catch it and you can see something blurry. You can also see the shadow intermittently on his back and neck while he's in flight.
Yeah, after watching it several times I noticed what looked like the shadow of a camera stick just before the launch and shortly after the landing. Still couldn't figure out if he was holding it or if it was attached to his body somehow as someone noted. it is impressive editing.
Even the mars rover takes selfies. how it does it
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Orogogus wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 14:27:
I don't know anything about the cameras or how these are usually filmed, but it looks like he has a camera on a selfie stick in his left hand, that's being edited out. You can see the shadow of the stick at the beginning and on landing at ~1:11, and I think at 13 seconds the editing doesn't quite catch it and you can see something blurry. You can also see the shadow intermittently on his back and neck while he's in flight.
Yeah, after watching it several times I noticed what looked like the shadow of a camera stick just before the launch and shortly after the landing. Still couldn't figure out if he was holding it or if it was attached to his body somehow as someone noted. it is impressive editing.
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eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 14:05:
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 13:58:
Beamer wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 13:42:
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 13:36:
Can anybody explain how the cliff jump was filmed?
360 degree camera
Uh, I agree it was 360 degree camera. What I don't understand is where it was...

Front left knee... and you average go-pro mount... the effect is achieved with overcapture... GoPro proprietary stuff

I don't know anything about the cameras or how these are usually filmed, but it looks like he has a camera on a selfie stick in his left hand, that's being edited out. You can see the shadow of the stick at the beginning and on landing at ~1:11, and I think at 13 seconds the editing doesn't quite catch it and you can see something blurry. You can also see the shadow intermittently on his back and neck while he's in flight.
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Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 13:58:
Beamer wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 13:42:
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 13:36:
Can anybody explain how the cliff jump was filmed?
360 degree camera
Uh, I agree it was 360 degree camera. What I don't understand is where it was...

Front left knee... and you average go-pro mount... the effect is achieved with overcapture... GoPro proprietary stuff
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Beamer wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 13:42:
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 13:36:
Can anybody explain how the cliff jump was filmed?
360 degree camera
Uh, I agree it was 360 degree camera. What I don't understand is where it was...
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Beamer wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 13:42:
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 13:36:
Can anybody explain how the cliff jump was filmed?
360 degree camera
Thanks. I looked it up, GoPro MAX in 60fps VR360. You’d want a powerful computer since that’s where all the post processing occurs. https://youtu.be/E49JPWXCGZ8
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RedEye9 wrote on Nov 20, 2020, 13:36:
Can anybody explain how the cliff jump was filmed?

360 degree camera
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Can anybody explain how the cliff jump was filmed?
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